The Balvenie

Golden Cask

ABV 47.5%
REVIEWED Issue 80
Specifications
Brand: The Balvenie
Expression: Golden Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 47.5%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 80
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Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Sweet. Honeycomb and a lightly waxy character. Sweet apple,ripe pear and orange zest. Shows complexity and needs water where a delicious caramelised banana comes through, custard as well.
Palate: Silky and soft with butterscotch and honeyed notes. Good energy. Good balance. Some tropical fruit notes some citrus zest and a hint of malt and oak giving structure.
Finish: Honey and then tobacco.
Comment: Balanced, integrated and complex.
8.4
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Delicate,perfumy.Cooked fruit. Pear and apple compote. A hint of chestnut purée. Develops on fudgy notes. A floral touch. Freesia. With water, almond and vanilla.
Palate: Round, velvety. Quite thick. Sweet apple juice and ginger ale. A touch ofpraline. Lovely feel.
Finish: Smooth, gently spicy.
Comment: A satisfying dram. Very smooth and well-balanced. Oak is melting withfruit. More character without water.
7.7
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